Five to midnight: what to expect of .NET Core 1.0 RTM

Five to midnight: what to expect of .NET Core 1.0 RTM

New .NET is around a corner. Tomorrow (2016.06.27) we'll put our hands on freshly baked .NET Core 1.0 & ASP.NET Core 1.0. What can (should) we expect of this new version? How will tomorrow (& days after) differ from what we already know? Microsoft is honestly open about all the technical changes (well, what can you expect - it's all OSS now), so I'll skip them - you can easily catch up using tons of on-line tutorials & blog posts if you're interested in the new tooling, deployment methods, even benchmarks. I'd rather focus on…

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Microsoft's moment of truth

Microsoft's moment of truth

The waiting is over. Army is assembled and in the field already. Facing enemies that are stronger then ever, already entrenched & most likely packed with surprises. The forthcoming battle may answer a very important question - is there still a place for Microsoft in post-PC era? A significant one? The counter attack It's very clearly visible that Microsoft has learned a lot & change a lot since Satya Nadella took over the CEO chair. It seems they've realized that their platforms' declining market share is due to: failing in attracting the developers ignoring the voice of community (perceived as…

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New era of the .NET Platform? Mark today's date

I had a completely different idea for today's blog post (ok, to be honest, I always have a few "almost-ready" blog posts waiting in queue to be published), but today's events have forced me to change the priorities. What has happened today? VSConnect happened. Microsoft has picked up today's date to make a few ground-shaking announcements (use this tag to follow the communication stream on Twitter) about their custom development platform: you can find the most important points here, but let me rephrase them with some comments: Open sourcing .NET Core runtime & libraries - yes, it doesn't…

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Did Microsoft shoot its foot again? Amazon, stop 'appleing'.

Today started with big news - Microsoft has bought the devices division of Nokia (http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/3/4690534/what-exactly-did-microsoft-just-buy-from-nokia-a-visual-guide). Clearly, they are getting more and more desperate to actually get some non-virtual market share in mobile market. But is resurrecting Nokia (who I considered as pretty-dead at the moment …) really a way to do that? Microsoft isn’t Apple - they want other hardware producers to sell devices with their OSes and now they will compete with them. This story has already happened with Surface - Microsoft wasn’t able to dump the…

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